Conifers at the Garden Centre

01/09/20 We have just received a new collection of conifers. They are all in 1 litre pots at £5.45 each.

The smaller conifers make an excellent central feature in a pot or mixed with heathers in a bank. The larger growing ones can feature in a mixed border or as a 'stand alone' plant. The toughest ones up here on Skye tend to be the Junipers, either the low growing ones that make good ground cover or the upright ones that stand up well to the wind and gales here!

Chamaecyparis squarrosa Sulphurea 200

Sawara Cypress. A dwarf pyramidal bush with grey-green foliage in winter, turning a bright sulphur-yellow in summer. Slow Growing Height 1.5m. Spread 90cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green, Grey, Yellow. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Rock garden, Border. THe one showing in the picture is growing just outside the Garden Centre.

Chamaecyparis summer snow

Lawson Cypress. A small bush with white young leaves. Height 1.4m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour White. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage : Specimen.

cryptomeria jap elegans

Medium size, conical shape. Browny green in summer, copper bronze in winter. Suitable for shrubbery.
Annual growth 30 cm

Cupressus wilma

Monterey Cypress. A narrow coniferous tree, rich golden yellow foliage with pointed plume-like sprays. Height 5m. Spread 2.5m. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Yellow. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Specimen and Hedging..

juniperus compressa

Common Juniper. A slow-growing narrow conifer with sharply pointed, green leaves. Height 45cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Rock garden and Specimen.

juniperus Kaizuka variegata

Chinese Juniper. An upright irregular bush with varigated foliage.Suitable for border or shrubbery.
Annual growth 5 cm.

juniperus Lime Glow

Very attractive semi-erect plant with arching branches and lime green foliage. Suitable for border or shrubbery. Annual growth 10 - 12cm. Aspect Full Sun, Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. May cause skin allergy. Fertile soil. Usage: Border, Ground cover

juniperus pyramidalis

Chinese Juniper. The most widely planted pyramid shaped conifer, it has a blue/ green colour that is stronger if the plant is kept fed. Height 4m to 5m. Spread 1.5m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Blue and Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Border and Specimen.

juniperus repanda

Common Juniper. Fast Growing A dense, ground hugging conifer with dull green foliage, bronzing slightly in winter. Height 10cm, 15cm. Spread 1.5m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Rock garden, Ground cover

Juniperus Blue Arrow

An excellent narrow columnar habit. Blue grey in colour.
Annual growth 18 cm

Juniperus blue carpet 200

JJuniper. A low spreading conifer with silver-blue leaves. Height 30cm. Spread 1.5m, 2m. Evergreen. Foliage colour Silver, Blue. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Ground cover. This one shown is growing in the car park outside the Garden Centre at Portree.

juniperus squamata blue holger

Juniper. A spreading conifer with blue-green winter foliage transforming to a bright creamy yellow in spring toning down by summer. Height 30cm. Spread 90cm, 1.2m. Aspect Full Sun/Partial Shade. Evergreen. Foliage colour Blue, Green, Yellow. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage: Border, Specimen

Picea albertiana Conica

White Spruce. The dense cone of bright green foliage and slow-growing habit make this conifer a must for the rockery. The one pictured here is growing just outside the Garden centre. Slow Growing Height 1.5m. Spread 90cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Fertile soil. Usage: Specimen

picea alberta globe

A very neat conifer forming a broad conical shape of tight foliage. Beautiful in Spring and Summer.
Annual growth 3 cm

Pinus Alice Verkade

Japanese Red Pine. A very dwarf light green conifer forming a tight globe. Suitable for a rockery or border. 10 year height and spread 2-3 feet. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Most types soil. Usage : Rock garden.

Pinus Haybud

Japanese Red Pine. A medium growing plant with light green foliage and characteristic buds in winter which have the appearance of a wisp of hay. Annual growth of 10 - 15 cm. Height 70cm. Spread 70cm. Aspect Full Sun. Evergreen. Foliage Colour Green. Hardy. Most types soil. Usage : Border.